Redevelopment money will help ready old Brooksville downtown gas station for new tenant
Brooksville native Frazier Mountain remembers that for more than five decades the Sinclair gas station at Broad Street and Brooksville Avenue served as a popular hub of activity while he was growing up.
The handsome white stucco building with the red Spanish tile roof sat directly across from the Hernando County Courthouse and right next to the Tamiami Cafe. Right around the corner was the police station and City Hall. To Mountain, who used to fold newspapers with his brother on the sidewalk prior to delivering them, there were few times when he didn’t see someone he knew at the gas station.
“It was where the adults used to hang out,” Mountain recalled. “Everyone important — City Council members, county judges, the police chief — they all got their gas there. And they knew everyone in town.”